Paul Hastings
3.2 of 5 32 reviews
www.paulhastings.com Los Angeles, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 3, 2014

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50% Approve of the CEO

Paul Hastings Chairman Seth M. Zachary

Seth M. Zachary

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56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Not a bad place

Associate Attorney (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Paul Hastings full-time for more than 3 years

ProsIf you have a clear goal, it is a good place to be in.

ConsNot much. It is not so different from other law firms.

Advice to Senior ManagementNot much. Fully understand why management is so aggressive.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Strong firm that provides excellent opportunities

Senior Staff (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Paul Hastings full-time

ProsInteresting, challenging work
Intelligent, driven people
Prestigious, top tier firm
Exciting and fun culture
Enjoy immediate team
Excellent resources and support

ConsGenerally risk adverse and slow to change
Quick to hire laterally mostly based on book of business but more attention should be given to culture fit
Little investment in non-attorneys but to be expected

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider more seriously how to affectlively address the exiting of baby boomers and preparation of the next generation of leaders

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Associate (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Paul Hastings full-time for more than a year

ProsFriendly people, good training opportunities and global reach

ConsIT could be improved by including more than simple programs.

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease technology spending.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great work with great people.

Associate (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Paul Hastings full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat firm culture, but we have a great culture as well. The firm is very diversified in the practice group it has and several of its practice groups are the strongest in the nation.

ConsThe firm is still a follower when it comes to associate pay, bonus and amenities. There is a sense of feeling that the firm's post-recession moves are too bottom line heavy and not enough to make their associates happy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

Real Estate Paralegal (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Paul Hastings full-time for more than a year

ProsGood people, great offices, free CLE, loved working there

ConsGigantic firm, usual cons that come with that

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Typical large firm

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Paul Hastings

ProsQuiet offices, good location, firm is doing well

ConsLimited growth and limited transparency

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Litigation Associate (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Paul Hastings full-time for more than a year

ProsNice people, bagels on Friday mornings, frozen yogurt on Fridays

ConsBad management, screamers, nepotism, lack of transparency

Advice to Senior ManagementYou will lose a lot of people if you don't change

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Intense, productive, eye-opening

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Paul Hastings

ProsColleagues, vacation policy, pro bono

ConsGym, diversity, billable hours, food

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Regular law firm work environment

Records Clerk (Former Employee)

I worked at Paul Hastings full-time for more than a year

ProsVery professional, run by the rules, beautiful environment to work in, and great benefits.

ConsNo room to advance. They seem to be downsizing and if you had the goal of working your way up in the firm from a clerical standpoint, it wasn't happening.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Best Place to Work

Summer Associate (Former Employee)
New City, NY

I worked at Paul Hastings full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat pay, benefits, flexible work schedule, training, mentoring, friendly partners.

ConsI have no complaints at all.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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